Singer-songwriter Kaehla Maurer will perform on Saturday, January 25, at 8 p.m. at the Wamponamon Masonic Music Series in Sag Harbor. Maurer will present a mix of pop soul and R&B. The performance will be in the inner sanctum of the Masonic Temple located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, above the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum with plenty of parking in the rear. The $20 admission supports gifts to local charities. The music series is produced by the Freemason Brothers of Wamponamon Lodge.
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